About This Listing
Magical 4BR, 3BA country home near water in a secluded private enclave! Two acres abutting conservation land. Deeded water access, nature reserve with a mile of waterfront: 200 yds! Nauset Beach, best on E. Coast: 3 mi! Walk to Crystal Lake: 0.4 mi!
Welcome to Granpa's Farm! Charming country living in a private enclave near water. Nestled on two acres, our simple, gracious and spacious house looks out from an elevated deck onto acres of conservation land. Only three miles to legendary Nauset Beach, ranked among the best on the East Coast, and walk 0.4 miles to clear, sandy-bottom Crystal Lake. Water everywhere! We're 200 yards from Kent's Point conservation area, a 28-acre peninsula with a mile of unspoiled waterfront with great views, and 200 yards our deeded access to an inlet where you can launch your kayak or canoe.
The best of all worlds! Fresh and salt water beaches, woods, nature, and rural tranquility on a private, dead-end dirt road!
-- Note: Saturday to Saturday rental during summer. Please inquire regarding low-season stays. Maximum occupancy is eight.
Our charming 4BR, 3BA, year-round country home is well secluded on a private, dead-end peninsular country road within a private association. Magical house and setting.
-- Bright kitchen is well equipped for culinary artistry. New five-burner electric stove with convection oven. New refrigerator. Dishwasher, heavy duty washing machine and dryer, and other appliances.
-- Dining nook in kitchen, seats 4.
-- Large (40' x 10') elevated mahogany deck is an outdoor living area equipped with a large gas grill, one large and one small dining table with umbrellas (seating for 12), and a lounge area. Lovely view onto wild nature, birds and the occasional turkey, deer, fox, and rabbits.
-- Large living room with fireplace, three sofas
-- Dining room (seats 8)
-- Full bath with bathtub
-- Large bedroom with a full (double) bed and two singles, sliding doors to deck
-- Master bedroom with queen bed, A/C, en suite dressing room, and small en suite full bath with bathtub
-- Two smaller bedrooms with A/C, one with two single beds, another with a full (double) brass bed
-- Third full bath with shower
Picturesque weathered barn offers a large recreation room with ping pong table, great for rainy days.
Amenities: High-speed WiFi internet, hot outdoor shower, flat panel TV with cable, lots of books, large cd/radio player (the Cape has two great radio stations!), I-pod player, A/C in upstairs bedrooms, floor and window fans.
-- Spectacular Nauset Beach (3 mi., no traffic lights), popular with surfers, is the Cape's best ocean beach. It's 10 miles long and within Cape Cod National Seashore, a spectacular national park extending along most of the Outer Cape;
-- Skaket Beach (3 mi.), on the warmer waters of Cape Cod Bay, faces West, great sunsets, walk for miles on tidal flats at low tide, sandy beach, great for children.
-- Pilgrim Lake (1 mile, sandy beach, great for kids);
-- Nickerson State Park (four miles), 1,900 acres of big, gorgeous, clean lakes and woods with trails.
-- Cape Cod Rail Trail is a 25-mile bike trail; goes through the center of Orleans, 1.8 miles away.
-- 14 miles to Wellfleet, 90 miles to Boston
-- Crystal Lake (0.4 mi), clear as the name implies, sandy bottom, is at the beginning of our private road. An easy walk or bike ride, which is convenient: the parking lot fits only eight cars.
-- Kent's Point Conservation Area (200 yards), a 28-acre dog-friendly peninsula with a mile of waterfront, a secret little beach (foot access only) at mid to high tide, and views across Pleasant Bay to Nauset Beach
-- Deeded access to a cove (200 yards), bring your canoe or kayak or rent one and have it delivered
-- Non-profit, private Namequoit Sailing Association (200 yds, founded 1950) offers week-long sailing lessons for children 8+ years. Lovely water view from their hilltop
-- Behind our house are acres of woods and conservation land.
-- We are one house away from water view, two houses from waterfront on a private peninsula.
Many nice details in this custom-built home. Warm oak floors, cathedral ceiling front entry with skylight, hand-made front door fit for a castle, glowing wood paneling, stained glass, tiles, beams, brick masonry, bay windows, large fireplace, old-fashioned stove hood.
Great flow of space. Tastefully decorated. Immaculate.
Off the beaten path and away from the crowds. Birds sing all day. Extremely relaxing atmosphere providing a feeling of escape from the stress of modern life. The weathered barn completes the atmosphere of rural tranquility on a country lane.
This 1970 Cape house has around 2,100 square feet. Originally, it was a small farm. It has been in our family for 35 years.
Town center has all amenities including excellent supermarkets, boutiques, live music, art galleries, and some of the best restaurants on Cape Cod.
A great place for families, groups of friends, artists and people who want to escape the crowds and be close to beaches, lakes, nature and the charm of a New England town settled by Pilgrims in 1693.
-- Master: One queen
-- BR2: one full, two single
-- BR 3: Full size brass bed
-- BR 4: Two single beds.
-- Sleeps eight, maximum.
-- Bring your own sheets, pillow cases and towels, or rent them locally. We provide blankets, pillows and -- of course -- mattress and pillow protectors!
-- Dogs possible for an additional fee of $100/week per dog. Please tells us size and breed. No cats.
-- Fireplaces and the bottom and top levels of the three-level barn are off limits to renters.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I'll give you insider tips about about Orleans and the Outer Cape. Please also see my reviews as host of an Airbnb apartment in NYC.
Fireplaces may not be used. Only the main floor of three-level barn is accessible. Roam our two acres and adjoining and nearby conservation land!
Interaction with Guests
I'm Granpa's son, and I'm available by e-mail and phone. We have a local caretaker.
Uncrowded, private, woodsy enclave on a peninsula next to a 28-acre waterfront conservation area, Kent's Point, with trails and dog friendly. Walk to waters salty and fresh. Bike to bay and ocean beaches (3 miles). Bring a kayak and launch it 200 yards down the road at our deeded access to a cove that leads to Pleasant Bay.
Foot, bicycle, car.
Other Things to Note
Bring or rent your own towels and bed linens. We provide blankets and comforters. There are mattress and pillow protectors.
Kindness and respect. Dogs will be considered.
We had an excellent time at Granpa's Farm-- its nestled in a private street in Orleans, Cape Cod with very convenient access to great nature and water. There is a pond and inlet just stroll down the rustic street, and we also adventured to nearby beaches and lakes (highly recommend Flax Pond in Nickerson State Park). The house is spacious and sweet, with great amenities for hosting groups and cooking up a storm. We relaxed in the sunshine and woods of the terrace and the grill was clean and ready to roar. David was exceptionally prompt and informative in the booking process and was a very thoughtful and hospitable host via his communications with us. There was a beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers when we arrived and he also was amenable to pricing options for extending the stay if we needed (we ended up leaving on time). His followup call at the end of the trip was very nice. We are very grateful for the relaxation in the beautiful surroundings of his home in Cape Cod! The pricing was also very reasonable for the digs. We would book this again. Just remember to bring your own towels, bed linens, tp & shower toiletries and you are all good.
The house is in a beautiful setting. The deck at the back of the house overlooks a conservation area, full of trees, and is a lovely place to have breakfast, sit and read, or lounge and do nothing. The kitchen has more pots and pans and bowls and appliances than any house we've ever rented. The upstairs master has great light and is very peaceful. On the not so good side, the living room has lots of games, but is not a particularly inviting room to hang out in.
Thank you for the kind words, Rick! As pictured, the large, beautiful living room is equipped with two comfortable sofas, deep leather armchairs, two coffee tables, lots of good books, a large flat panel TV with cable and, yes, games. It's decorated with hand-made ship models, and there's a large fireplace with beautiful brickwork. Other guests find it a warm and inviting room, although the deck is the main attraction in summer. I'd love to know what could make the living room more inviting! I'm always keen to make improvements to meet guests' needs. Thanks again!
My family had a fantastic stay here. The house and host are exceptional. The photos to this house -- and its lovely location -- don't do justice. The house is beautiful and charming, impeccably clean, comfortable and well equipped, and it's located in a very quiet and secluded large yard full of birds and nature, with several bodies of water a short walk away, beaches nearby, and a stunning waterfront conservation area almost across the road. David was very attentive and responsive, provided lots of insider suggestions of what to do and where to go, and really cared that we enjoy our stay to the utmost. There was a hurricane when we were here and David responded immediately to have storm damage cleaned up. Highly recommended, great place for families or anybody to go and relax, and be close to nature, the sea and lakes.
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About the Host, David
I travel a lot, mostly to Europe and Latin America, for my work as a consultant to international development organizations, NGOs and businesses. I also contribute time to helping filmmakers and artists. Variety is the spice of my life, and I love sharing the experience of my flavorful NYC neighborhood and a house close to nature on Cape Cod (please see my reviews).